News & events

Let’s French… Again!

October 5th, 2013|

Alliance Française Waterford & Wexford is delighted to be associated this spring with,'Let's French... Again!' Festival. Everybody is invited to plunge into a bubble of French atmosphere right in the heart of Waterford City. Come and enjoy a sample of la culture Française: photographs, music, cinema, literature, food... and of course, wine! From 24th to 31st March 2012, [...]

Séminaire bonne gouvernance II, Galway.

October 5th, 2013|

Four members of the Alliance Française Waterford et Wexford committee (Robbert & Nell Van Donselaar, Dan Jensen and Mary Fearon) attended a Good Governance Seminar in Galway on Saturday, October 8th, 2011. The Seminar was hosted by Clare Bourgeois, Déléguée Générale de l’Alliance Française en Irlande. Presentations were made by Patricia Quinn, specialist in not- [...]

Diplôme DELF A2 awards

October 5th, 2013|

Congratulations to the members of Alliance Française Waterford who received their Diplôme DELF A2 certificates during October. Alliance Française Waterford teachers prepared the students for the examination which provides accreditation in proficiency in the French language. DELF is the Official French proficiency test administered by the Centre international d'étude pédagogiques. DELF is recognized as a [...]

Eileen Ryan , Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques

October 5th, 2013|

The Alliance Française de Waterford was given a great boost when Eileen Ryan, the long time President, was made Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques at a reception in the French Embassy Dublin on 26th June last. The award is presented to individuals in recognition for services to French culture and is a considerable distinction. [...]

Caroline Moreau concert Sat. 4th June

October 5th, 2013|

Alliance Française de Waterford presents French chanteuse Caroline Moreau with her powerful vocal sensibility to "Amours Toujours etc.", a gutsy and vibrant show that skillfully weaves the lighter and darker aspects of love. She will revisit some of the masterpieces of chanson that she has made her own, including Jacques Brel's 'Amsterdam' and songs by [...]

Brush up your holiday French

October 5th, 2013|

Alliance Française de Waterford can get your French up to speed before you go on your French holiday this year. Additional classes are being held in May, depending on response, which will cater for persons with a basic knowledge of French and also for those with intermediate experience. The classes will have an emphasis on oral [...]

Franco-Irish literary Festival 2011

October 5th, 2013|

The twelfth edition of the Franco-Irish Literary Festival is now fast approaching. Writers from France and Ireland but also United Kingdom, Germany & Québec will reflect on the theme Generations during panel discussions, interviews, readings and our now famous Sunday literary brunch! Books by the writers are now on sale at International Books, 18 South [...]

Exchange visit with Saint-Herblain, France

October 5th, 2013|

Waterford and South Tipperary Community Youth Service in association with Waterford and Saint-Herblain town twinning committees are now accepting applications from individuals resident within Waterford City to participate in an exchange visit to Saint-Herblain, France, with 8 young people between the ages of 16-20 years (4 females +4 males). The theme of the exchanges is [...]

Cork French Film Festival

October 5th, 2013|

On this essential diary date for cinephiles, Alliance Française de Cork will roll out a red carpet for the 22nd Cork French Film Festival. Paul Callanan, Artistic Director, is pursuing his quest in bringing to Cork, yet again, a host of French stars and a rich and innovative programme of films to inspire the imagination. [...]

Waterford connection to chambre d’hote

February 10th, 2013|

Former Waterford Alliance member well known restaurateur Martin Dwyer has been writing an eclectic blog for some years. Martin and his wife Sile have taken the ultimate leap of faith and relocated to a small village in the Languedoc region of France, where they have set up a chambre d'hôte (Bed and Breakfast) in an [...]